Brother HL-3040CN

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/ Updated: 21 October 2010, 11:15 pm AEDT

LED technology has really been the buzz phrase of 2009. We've had LED backlighting on televisions, OLED screens popping up in everything from digital cameras to MP3 players , and now LED has made its way into a new range of Brother printers.

So what's so special about having an LED in printers? Basically, it scans the entire page and then flashes that image onto the print drum (rather than aligning mirrors like laser printers do), which makes them faster.

Thanks to this technology it allows the HL-3040CN to be a compact colour laser printer that offers 16ppm print speeds in colour and mono. Inside it packs 32MB of memory and has a 250-page paper tray. Connectivity is taken care of thanks to Ethernet and USB.

Other models in the recently-announced LED line-up from Brother include the HL-3070CW, the MFC-9120CN and the MFC-9320CW, all sporting different specifications, with the latter two being multifunction devices.

All this technology doesn't come cheap though; the HL-3040CN is AU$479, and the top-of-the-line MF-9320CW is AU$999.

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Brother HL-3040CN - printer - colour - LED

Part Number: HL-3040CN
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Printer Type Workgroup printer - LED - colour
  • Type 1 year warranty
  • Connectivity Technology wired
  • Max Speed 17 ppm
    17 ppm
  • Media Type bond paper
    envelopes
    labels
    plain paper
    recycled paper
  • Media Sizes A4 (210 x 297 mm)
    A5 (148 x 210 mm)
    A6 (105 x 148 mm)
    ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)
    B5 (176 x 250 mm)
    B6 (125 x 176 mm)
    Executive (184 x 267 mm)
    Legal (216 x 356 mm)
  • Type BRAdmin Light
    BRAdmin Professional
    Web BRAdmin
  • Interface Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
    USB
  • Network / Transport Protocol AppleTalk
    LPR/LPD
    NetBEUI/NetBIOS
  • Type printer
  • Functions printer
  • Type workgroup printer
  • Type none
  • Printing Technology LED
  • Type none
  • Compatibility Mac
    PC